Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1341
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School/Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (formerly Worcester State Hospital)
Department: Psychology
Address: Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
309 Belmont Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01604-1695
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: Located in Worcester, Massachusetts
Phone: 508-368-3570x
Fax: 508-856-8700
Email: Jack.Terry@dmh.state.ma.us
Web Address: http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/psychology_programs/internship
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/psychology_programs/internship
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: John Terry
Chief Psychologist: Robert Carey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 38
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Position Information
Start Date: 08/31/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid state and federal holidays. Protected research time, 4 hours per week.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The interns at the start of internship develop an individualized learning contract, selecting inpatient and outpatient training rotations for the year. It is a 40 hour training week during which the interns spend 16 hours a week concentrating on inpatient training and another 16 hours per week concentrating on outpatient training. The interns participate in regularly scheduled individual and group supervision and have a didactic seminar series for a minimum of three hours per week for the entire year. Interns do have professional development time when they can attend and/or present at conferences. Interns also have dedicated time to defend their dissertations. Four hours each week is dedicated to and protected research time.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

The Internship will schedule four (4) applicant interview dates, one (1) in December and three (3) in January.  Last year the Internship followed the APIC giudelines during the pandemic, COVID-19 crisis and interviews were conducted virtually.  For the upcoming recruiting season, the Internship will track the course of COVID and make a decision as to whether the interviews will be in- person, virtual, or a hybrid model, i.e., a combination of in person and virtual.  ensuring that virtual and in-person interviews will be treated equally by the selection committee.   Our Internship values diversity in the Intern cohort.

If an applicant doe not have internet accesss, phone interviews will be conducted.  The Internship Selection Committee will review all of the submitted applications and decide who will be contacted for interviews.  They will be contatcted by phone to arrange an interview day.  Typically, we interview eight (8) applicants on each day with a total applicant pool of thirty-two (32) interviewees.  Appplicants will have interviews with training supervisors  and with the Co-Directors of Intern Training.  .  Applicants have the opportunity to meet with four (4) to five (5) supervisors including the Directors of Training.  Applicants also will talk with the current group of interns who can give an intern perspective of the internship.  The interns are not part of the Selection Committee and their feedback about applicants is not solicited by the Selection Committee.  This Internship values heterogeneity and diversity in intern groups.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched with interns from the United States and Canada.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

APA accredited internship in Clinical Psychology. Public sector focus assessing and treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Inpatient rotations with both adults and adolescents. State hospital and medical school inpatient training rotations and Clinical Leadership and Program Evaluation. Variety of outpatient rotations including community mental health, outpatient therapy (adults, children, and families), domestic violence, health psychology and adult consult-liaison, adolescent outpatient testing and treatment, neuropsychology, primary care and family medicine, cognitive, neuropsychological, and personality testing. A year-long didactic training seminar series and grand rounds presentations at the medical school are provided. Interns participate in both individual and group supervision. Interns dedicate time each week (i.e, 4 hours) to work on their own dissertation research and/or become involved in ongoing research at the Internship. The Internship trains students in nine profession-wide  competencies, i.e., Research, Ethical and Legal Standards, Individual and Cultural Diversity. Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Communication and interpersonal Skills, Assessment, Evidence-based interventions, Supervision, and Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills.  Please check our webpage for a detailed description of the training opportunities available:www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/psychology_programs/internship

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/education/psychology_programs/internship  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 137 128 180 144 167
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 34 36 32 33 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 2 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 0 1 0 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 20 26 4 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 58 38 36 26 55
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 3 4 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 2 2 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 3 1 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 1 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0